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LOT 3062
LOT 3062
SOUTH GEORGIA. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Volume L. Part IV. Session 1914-15 [including 'Geological Observations in South Georgia', 'The Geological Relations and Some Fossils of South Georgia' and 'The Petrology of South Georgia']. Edinburgh: Robert Grant & Son, 1916. First edition, 4to (308 x 228mm.) 1 double-page colour lithographed map, 1 double-page colour lithographed geological section, 1 folding graph, 3 lithographed plates (1 folding), 17 plates (1 colour). (Browning, occasional light spotting, price and date inscribed in ink to title.) Original cloth blocked in blind (extremities lightly bumped and scuffed). Provenance: Signy Island (library and withdrawal stamp to front-free endpaper). - And five other volumes relating to South Georgia (including: R.K. HEADLAND. 'British Antarctic Survey Data No. 7 South Georgia: A Bibliography'. Cambridge: The British Antarctic Survey, 1982; Bjørn L. BASBERG. 'The Shore Whaling Stations at South Georgia'. Oslo: Novus Forlag, 2004). Provenance: The Michael Gilkes Collection (6).
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LOT 3063
LOT 3063
SOUTH POLAR TIMES. - [Ernest Henry SHACKLETON et al. (editors)]. South Polar Times. London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1907-1914. Limited editions, vols. I-II numbers 70 of 250 copies, vol. III number 210 of 350 copies, 3 vols., 4to (276 x 202mm.) Titles of vols. I-II printed in red and black, title of vol. III printed in red and blue, numerous plates and illustrations (many chromolithographed). (Light browning, some spotting and offsetting, heavier browning and spotting to opening leaves.) Original blue cloth blocked in gilt, upper-covers with coloured pictorial onlays within a twisted rope frame blocked in gilt, g.e. (extremities lightly bumped and rubbed, endpapers browned). Spence 1094. Provenance: E.R.G.R. Evans (clipped signature mounted to front-free endpaper of vol. III). - And one other volume published by the Scott Polar Research Institute ('The South Polar Times Introduced by Ann Savours with the first facsimile of The South Polar Times, Volume IV edited by Apsely Cherry-Garrard and published on Midwinter Day, 1912'. Cambridge: 2010). Note: Edward Ratcliffe Garth Russell Evans, known as 'Teddy' Evans was seconded from the Navy to the Discovery Expedition of the Antarctic in 1901-4. He was later offered the post of second-in-command on Scott's expedition to the South Pole in 1910-1913 on the Terra Nova; he accompanied Scott to within 150 miles of the Pole, however, was sent home with scurvy thus indirectly saving his life. Evans contributed to the South Polar Times with his plate 'The Terra Nova Leaving Melbourne, Oct. 17, 1910'. Provenance: The Michael Gilkes Collection (4).
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